Featured Artists: Saul Robbins, Amy Sunners, Ruth Messinger, and Matthew Emry
“If you’ve grown up taking [the practice of female genital cutting] for granted as the normal thing to do, you will probably respond at first with surprise to someone who thinks it is wrong.
We are in the midst of a genocide, the first to be labeled as such while it was occurring. Darfur is Rwanda in slow motion, and for all of us who wondered after Rwanda what we were doing when 800,000 people were slaughtered in 100 days, we now have the facts of Darfur in front of us and a chance to respond.
In July, the Israeli government announced that it would arrest and deport hundreds of Sudanese refugees who had snuck into Israel and camped outside the Knesset to seek protection. The story of Sudanese refugees highlights a conflict between the Jewish instincts and moral obligations of a people and the security-fearful instincts of the state.
Financial institutions such as Fidelity Investments, Berkshire Hathaway, Franklin Templeton, American Funds, and Vanguard are major investors in these oil companies. As a result, when ordinary investors — like me and you — entrust our family savings and pension plans to these financial institutions, we may be inadvertently investing in genocide.
A Round Table Discussion on genocide with religious leaders Harold Schulweis, Jana El Horr, Gloria White Hammond, and Or Rose.
Why have Jewish communities been so forthcoming in the antigenocide in Darfur movement?
Given Jewish history, and Israel as an ingathering of exiles, should the Israeli government open its doors to Sudanese refugees?
Is divestment a strategy that works in pressuring governments to change policy? Might it be deployed against Israel? Should that impact Jews involved in the antigenocide in Sudan movement?